Yampa River commercial operation permits due Feb. 21
February 15, 2018
All businesses interested in renewing their annual commercial operation permits or applying for commercial operations on the Yampa River must do so by 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Permits are handled through the Parks & Community Services Department
Businesses will need to submit a detailed operating plan for their proposed use. Plans should include safety plans, daily numbers and times/areas of use and demonstrate an understanding of commercial guidelines and city planning codes. Operators should be prepared to discuss their plan and answer questions if necessary.
If the request is not made by Feb. 21 permitted river operations will not be considered. For a business that was grandfathered into the plan with specific uses, any new proposed use needs to be approved by the commission.
Commercial use guidelines from the Yampa River Management Plan (Appendix B, B-1) are available at http://co-steamboatsprings.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/7426.
On March 14, the Parks & Recreation Commission will review all commercial operations permits and requests. All applying parties should plan to attend that meeting should the commission have questions or need additional information.
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